Away From Home

For most of the children that there are, the worst nightmare for them would be staying away from home. This means not only away from the collection of bricks that they call home but also everything that they associate with it. It means staying away from parents,internet and a lot of other things. They think that those are some necessities in life which no one can do without.

I was one of them.

Till a decision was taken by my father to send me to a boarding school. Everybody in my family,including me was pretty much taken aback by the decision. Everybody relentlessly tried to change his mind but he wouldn’t budge. I ended up joining one of the best boarding schools of the country.

On the morning of the day I was supposed to join I realized what going to a boarding school actually meant. Leaving everything behind I now had to prepare for the journey of life. Alone.

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2 thoughts on “Away From Home

  1. As hard as it may have been at the time, I think this was a very important step in your life that (probably) led to its improvement. You probably got homesick after joining that school, but don’t you feel like it made you stronger?
    For me, leaving alone for another country to study at the university was the best thing I could have done at that moment. It did not only bring me autonomy, but also a sense of responsibility and made me understand that I am in control of my own life. Of course, leaving home at 19 and leaving at a much younger age make you feel different things, but it’s a good way to prepare you for the “mature life”. How do you think you would have been now if you never enrolled in boarding school?

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    1. Well of course, I was pretty homesick at the time that I first joined. But on entering the school I came across this bunch of people who were extremely affable and understanding. Given that they had joined an year before me,they could empathize with me and helped me through that stage. It was on settling down that I actually realized the importance of my father’s decision. This has made me more independent and it has also taught me many values of life..
      Anyway, I am enjoying my life over there and hope that you too are having fun in university..

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